Here are some much safer options for hand sanitizers. The good news is they have minimal ingredients (all easy to recognise and pronounce – which is a good start), and all do a great job as a quick hand sanitizer for those moments that you’re not close to soap & water. The bad news is they’re not readily available at your local big-name supermarket BUT they are readily available online (links attached), or in person at smaller specialty health stores.
Dettol Healthy Touch
Kills 99.99% of germs WITHOUT WATER! I suspect it kills 99.99% of anything if you have/apply/use enough of it. In the fine print, ‘If swallowed contact Poisons Information Centre’ with phone numbers attached. This Dettol hand sanitizer has anything but a ‘healthy touch’.
There’s been a lot said lately about popular sunscreens and some of it is frightful. It’s been found that it’s filled with chemicals that actually cause cancer. You read that right, the chemicals found in popular sunscreens CAN CAUSE CANCER. While we thought we were protecting ourselves from cancer we might have been actually causing it. I don’t know about you but my head spins at the thought.
I just grabbed my old favourite, ‘innocent’ looking Nivea sunscreen and had a quick look at the ingredients. According to Chemical Maze (and other sources) here is the breakdown:
This safe and effective clove oil spray will kill mould at the spores. Keep a spray bottle on hand and spray once a week or so. I suggest wiping clean with a wet sponge. You can buy oil of cloves (clove essential oil, clove bud oil) from most chemists, organic stores or health shops. I use the Young Living brand.
For stubborn mould you may need to scrub the effected area, spray again and leave overnight.
Some precautions when using clove oil include: Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your doctor. Check with your health care provider if taking a blood-thinning medication. Always dilute before using on skin. Keep out of reach of children.
Let’s explore some of the chemicals commonly found around the home in some of the most popular cleaning products. Prepare to be a little shocked, and hopefully motivated to make a few changes the next time you’re buying cleaning products!
Mould ‘killer’ and other similar products…